Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
- Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character: a saccharine smile.
- Excessively sentimental: "It was enough for him to rely on sentiment . . . and saccharine assertions about The Home” ( Kate Millett).